Posted on August 20, 2018
I am very conscious that I sit a lot and so every Friday I try to go for a walk. Instead of going to the wetlands this past week, I decided to go to Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum. I have a membership there and I should go more often but in summer it is really hot and humid, and this week was no different.
I am part of a group called the Color Chase Challenge and this particular month is purple. While I wasn’t actively looking for purple, I managed to find quite a bit of it. The gardens at Morikami are beautiful and if you have never visited and you get the opportunity I would encourage you to do so.
The colors are somewhat less as we move through summer towards Autumn. However, I was pleasantly surprised how many flowers I did actually find. So here are some of the beautiful sights I saw on my 2 mile walk. Walking in these gardens definitely inspires me.
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Posted on July 31, 2018
Wow this month crept up fast and I was starting to get a bit panicky about if I was actually going to get anything for this months blog. I have a doctors appointment every Friday and also a lot of works work to do on my day off. This Friday was not different with the doctors appointment at 10:30am and apparently he was running late and so I got out of there at 12:30pm. Not the best initial visit. Of course, I won the lottery and get to undergo an invasive test. Not my idea of fun. Added to that the weather was not great and there had already been one downpour and a grumbling sky which was threatening another. So I went back to the location I went to last month thinking I may be able to find some more lizards to play with. This time the little guys were not out but a larger sized green lizard was. I got to use my macro lens as a macro lens this time and added to that I found a few butterflies as well.
Here is what I have for you this month.
Thanks for strolling along with me, I hope you enjoyed the different flora and lizards that I came across.
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Posted on July 30, 2018
This month I was really challenged on what to blog. It has been a busy month and a number of doctors appointments has had me busy on my day’s off. I was playing around with the computer the other evening and thought I would come up with some silhouettes. So here is this months 30 minutes of working on my computer.
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Posted on July 20, 2018
This title could not be more apt this weekend as I learned about a friend of Richards who was in critical condition in ICU. He is our age. I keep saying, lets do, instead of talking about it. Before it is too late and we cannot do it anymore. I don’t want to let time pass us by.
Fourth of July, and we decide the night before that we are heading to the beach to watch the sunrise. Richard is taking his paddle board out and I am going to watch and enjoy the moment the sun breaks through the horizon.
On arriving at the beach I was not optimistic on what the sunrise was going to be like. It was overcast and blueish. However, the water was perfect for paddle boarding. Until you got in that was. It was then that you discovered reed, thick and going on forever. However, Richard stuck out the paddle boarding and I photographed the sunrise. The change in tones was surprising and really enjoyable.
Life is beautiful, but we are only given one life. Enjoy it, soak up the moments, be inspired by life, because before you know it time has flown by and you are sitting asking yourself where it went. Hug your loved ones, tell them you love them, let your friends know that they are important to you. Continue to be inspired by the life you have.
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Posted on July 10, 2018
July 4th was a busy day for us. We were up at 5:30 am to head to the beach to watch the sunrise. I was going to photograph the sunrise and Richard was going to take his paddle board out on a very flat east side ocean. Kind of made me think of the gulf.
After that Amy and Richard decided to go kayak. I went along on the understanding that I was going to be able to walk some nature trails. That did not happen. They went kayaking and I walked around a very short walk around a park, took a few photographs watched a group of older men playing baseball, and then found myself on a blanket in the shade reading my book until the eventually came back.
The afternoon brought rain and of course, when the rain stops I head out with my camera to capture water drops.
Last shoot of the day 4th of July and nobody wanted to go. Richard had been saying all day that he was not interested in going to the fireworks. Amy decided she was tired and did not really want to go. I was undecided whether I would go on my own to the park and just stop off somewhere and take my photographs or alternatively just go outside and take photographs. The rain ultimately helped me make my decision. I was going to go out back.
So I set up my camera settings, pulled out and attached my tripod and I went outside to do my best to get some fireworks shots. I live on the edge of the Everglades. It is the slowest moving river aka a swamp lol. Obviously in summer we have a mosquito problem. Our mosquito’s remind me of the ancient of birds a “pterodactyl”. These mosquito’s are huge and they are mean. I think I spent more time swatting mosquito’s than I did taking photo’s. I lasted all of 10-15 minutes and came inside, along with a colony of mosquito’s, before the fireworks finale.
I was not sure what I would get but since this is only the second time I have tried to take fireworks, I was quite happy with what I got.
I hope that you all had a good and safe 4th of July. This is the 17th year we have had the opportunity to celebrate Independence Day, and we are thankful that we have been able to.
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